We can provide a supervisory service in accordance with Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) standards for your new build property as an alternative to new build warranties such as NHBC or similar. This ensures that works are undertaken to a satisfactory standard, complying with plans and specifications from the outset to completion. Mortgage lenders will not accept newly constructed or converted properties which are not covered by a warranty scheme such as the Professional Consultant’s Certificate. Our certificates carry a six year life, throughout which liability can be transferred if the property were to be sold to a new owner.
We carry out regular inspections at key stages throughout construction to monitor progress and advise as necessary. Such stages can be seen from the photographs below.
Foundations excavated – inspections to view excavated trenches and foundations in situ.
Main walls under construction – inspections undertaken when damp proof courses/damp proof membranes are installed and when ground floors are laid.
Roof under construction – inspections as necessary depending on circumstances, key inspection undertaken when the property is roofed over and weather tight.
Progress of construction – inspections prior to and post external rendering/cladding and internal plastering/dry lining.
Completion – final inspection upon completion of construction. Additional inspections may be required throughout the process depending on the circumstances of the build.